Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility
An OB-GYN, or obstetrician-gynecologist, is a doctor who specializes in women’s health. The female body experiences many different biological functions, including menstruation, childbirth, and menopause. OB-gyns provide care for all of this and more. Here’s a look at what they do and when you should consider seeing one.
An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, has expertise in female reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth. Some OB-gyns offer a wide range of general health services similar to your primary care doctor. Others focus on the medical care of the female reproductive system.
OB-gyns also provide routine medical services and preventive screenings. This type of doctor has studied obstetrics and gynecology.
The term “OB-GYN” can refer to the doctor, an obstetrician-gynecologist, or to the sciences that the doctor specializes in, which are obstetrics and gynecology.